Master Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Endocrinology is the study of intercellular communications. The main purpose of this course is to assist the students in understanding the new concepts of hormone action counteracted by physiological responses restoring the system to equilibrium. The course is aimed to review the receptor and intracellular signaling as well as aspects of the transcriptional regulation in order to define the major physiologic processes controlled by hormones, including growth and maturation, intermediary metabolism and reproduction. The pathophysiology and management of the diseases affecting hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreatic islets, adrenal gland, testis and ovary will be also addressed.